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N-power Beneficiaries – 2023 Political Choice Will Be Determined By The Exit of Batch A and B.
ezezeblun Jun 21, 2020 9:33 AM

N-power Beneficiaries – 2023 Political Choice Will Be Determined By The Exit of Batch A and B.

At first, the program came to Nigerians with bigger hope for these innocent Unemployed youths, as many homes were brought out of poverty in a mass number as it gained international Administrative appraisal. This leadership gained its first phases of praises from these programs within the globe as to how the Nigerian Government successfully employed 500,000 Nigeria from the street that Nigeria’s unemployment level became much more relaxed. Even though the pay was less but at least it was able to keep ones mind out of crime and can enable one to pay his bills so that the issue of unemployment was half solved.

Just like Corona, we are in the fight on eradicating poverty and empowering youths through a life-changing means which is one of Nigeria’s problems. If we put interest in ending corruption, poverty, and unemployment the way we are putting on the fight to end covid19, I believe we will be better than the way we are today. These youths were initially told the job duration was a just 2 years contract which made many applied hoping before then they will have something better doing. In a time when these innocent youths have made up their minds to leave in 2018 which marks the end of the program, there was a promise which came to them through the Country’s adviser on social media (Mr. Afolabi ) According to Mr. Afolabi in a statement and I quote “your permanency is in your hand as you vote wisely “. This brought new hope to these beneficiaries as they dumped other opportunities to grab a government job as promised by the APC led Administration.

The subsequent year wasn’t a blanked one too as almost all Nation’s popular Newspapers carried it as headlines that Npower’s beneficiaries were to be transited into new National community police and this again made so many beneficiaries lost interest on other jobs, hoping to the Government will keep their part of the promises made during the campaign.

The first batch spent almost 40 months in the programme while the second batch is closed to 2 years by July. Exiting them almost simultaneously is inequality. It’s giving an unequal opportunity to both. Besides, it’s a mistake to employ graduates with HND, Bsc, and Msc into a voluntary programme and exit them to go back to labour market in this noble coronavirus pandemic. Of course, the entire Npower beneficiaries and their families wish you the best in your political ambition but their choice in party politics of Nigeria in 2023 is subject to what happens (their future) at the end of the programme. Nigerian politics is a game of benefits, only a few politicians do it for selfless service to humanity.

However, these nearly 500 thousand volunteers we have in the programme, if you plus them with the number of their families who indirectly benefit from their stipends, you are going to have closely 4 million votes based on the structure available. Buhari defeated Atiku in 2019 elections by below 4 million votes. I think it was 3.9 million votes. How can we boldly say we have reduced unemployment when we are just about to offload 500,000 youths in the selection of another 500,000 youths which will be given the same dumping treatment in the short-term? I mean it’s simple mathematics. We have only successfully destroyed the lives of some 500,000 innocent Nigerian youths the moment we send them back to the street, therefore adding more to our problems. Most of these youths became dependants on their #30,000 stipends and now have families and homes they take care of. Let us solve a problem before creating another, engaging a new set of youths without gainfully engaging the 2016 and 2017 are just like another NYSC program and a total waste of funds.

God bless Nigeria and the entire beneficiaries.
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